No birth dates found

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I found the name of a second husband for a widow, but I can NOT find his dates of birth or death anywhere, not even on sites that are not known for their reliability. So I have to guess. I do have the date of the marriage, actually, so can I, say, put the year of the marriage and say "before this date" for the birth, and "after this date" for the death? That would certainly cover the bases, but it's not particularly useful. Suggestions? Thanks.
in The Tree House by Carolyn Comings G2G6 Mach 4 (40.8k points)
edited by Carolyn Comings

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I think it's more useful to estimate the birthdate based on whatever information is available (marriage date, wife's birth date) and mark it as an estimated date rather than just say it's before the marriage date, because it's likely decades before the marriage date.  Have you read about estimated dates?
by Paige Kolze G2G6 Mach 3 (36.1k points)
selected by Carolyn Comings
Thank you. I will make the best guesses I can... subject, of course, to actually finding more information later. :)

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